CSCI 540 Advanced Database Systems Fall 2013


Christophe Lambert Photo Instructor: Christophe Lambert, Ph.D.
Teaching Professor
Montana State University
Computer Science Department
358 EPS Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

christophe.lambert[at]cs.montana.edu

Course Overview

CSCI 540 will inquire into how database systems are evolving to manage complex, heterogenous, distributed and ever-increasing volumes of data. We will focus on database systems and languages for the semantic web, including triple-stores, the associative model of data, SPARQL, OWL and relevant published literature. Database and ontology issues in scientific computing and healthcare will also be explored. Students will attempt to produce a meaningful and publishable contribution to the scientific literature.

Meeting Times

Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-9:50am

Place: Roberts Hall 307

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-11:00am (or by appointment)


Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Have a good working knowledge of current semantic web technologies, what problems they are designed to solve, and what limitations still remain.
  • Distill the essence of a scientific paper, setting it into a larger context of the fundamental problems researchers are trying to solve in the field.
  • Select an impactful scientific problem.
  • Make a publishable contribution to the scientific literature.

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